MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers at Canyon Hills Friends Church

Mothers of Preschoolers

What Is MOPS?

MOPS International is a globally chartered organization that exists to encourage, equip, and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother, and leader in the name of Jesus Christ.

MOPS stands for “mothers of preschoolers” – but don’t let that confuse you. MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child from conception through kindergarten. Whether you’re urban, suburban, rural, stay-at-home, working, teen, adoptive, special-needs, single, or married, MOPS is for you!

MOPS Groups

MOPS groups are communities that strive to meet the needs of every mom with children from birth through kindergarten with the goal of creating a place where all moms feel welcomed and loved. These groups are a great place to make new and lasting friendships with other women who desire to bless the Lord by raising Christ-centered children.

Learn More

To learn more about MOPS at Canyon Hills, email Jennifer Lopez and Jasmine Dunbar (please include both emails when contacting us).

Principles

Our MOPS program is built on several foundational principles:

  • Community: MOPS provides an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere where women can come together to share this important season of life.
  • Mentoring: Mature women listen, encourage, and offer information and perspectives gained through experience.
  • Practical Instruction: Teaching focuses on areas of common interest, offering inspiration and information that is relevant to the life of a mother.
  • Leadership Development: MOPS groups are organized and run by mothers of preschoolers, for mothers of preschoolers. Women who are involved in MOPS gain confidence in their leadership skills through the training and experience they receive from MOPS.

Activities

Principles are realized through different aspects of the MOPS group:

  • Discussion: The intimate and accepting atmosphere of a small group offers moms a chance to share their successes, failures, questions, and concerns. It is during these times that a mom realizes that she is not alone, and lifelong friendships are formed.
  • Teaching: Topics presented at MOPS meetings celebrate motherhood and meet a mom’s unique needs during this season of life.
  • Creative Activities: Through creative projects and presentations, women are encouraged to experience the sense of accomplishment that comes with trying and finishing new things.
  • MOPPETS: During MOPS meetings, children are cared for in a program called MOPPETS, where they experience love in a preschool-like setting.

Current Session

The Fall 2018 MOPS session at Canyon Hills Friends Church begins on September 7, 2018 and meets every other Friday through November 16, 2018. We meet from 9:00 – 11:00 AM in the sanctuary. Doors open at 8:45 AM, and child care is provided at each meeting.

  • September 7, 2018
  • September 21, 2018
  • October 5, 2018
  • October 19, 2018
  • November 2, 2018
  • November 16, 2018
Fall 2018 Registration
Online Registration Closed - Child Care Full
Online registration for the Fall 2018 MOPS session has closed, but you can still register in person by contacting Jenny Lopez or Jasmine Dunbar. Please note that child care for this session has reached capacity, so new registrants should plan accordingly.